Relief for Canadians as the subversive act of “Spocking” $5 bank notes is declared legal by the Bank of Canada, per BBC News:
The Bank of Canada has said that it is not illegal to deface or mutilate banknotes.
The announcement was made after actor Leonard Nimoy’s death last week set off a craze of marking-up banknotes.
The drawings make the country’s former Prime Minister, Wilfrid Laurier, look like Spock, Nimoy’s famous Star Trek character.
“#Spocking living long and prospering,” tweeted the Canadian Design Resource group.
“Boldly go ahead, doodlers: bank says ‘Spocking’ Laurier on Canadian $5 not illegal,” one tweet read.
Bank spokeswoman Josianne Menard did not encourage the practice, however.
“The Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride,” Menard told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in an email…
[continues at BBC News]